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Royal Vauxhall Tavern granted sui generis status

Following a huge effort from RVT Future and the wider LGBTQ+ community last summer – including the submission of 600+ representations, over 1,000 pages of emails, and around 2,000 file attachments – Lambeth Council have now granted Sui Generis classification to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. This planning classification enshrines the Tavern’s unique usage as we […]

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Tony Fenwick Receives an MBE

Tony Fenwick Receives an MBE in the New Year Honours

Tony Fenwick, CEO of Schools OUT UK, the founders of LGBT History Month, has been awarded an MBE at the request of the DfE for services to equality in education. Tony said, “I am delighted and honoured to receive an MBE but I regard it as an award for all of us at Schools OUT […]

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George Michael dies at home in Oxfordshire

Fans and the LGBT community are united in their grief over the death of openly gay pop singer George Michael, who was found dead in his home in Goring-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. His manager Michael Lippman said that heart failure was to blame. It is thought he died peacefully in his sleep at some point on […]

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Native American nation introduces same-sex marriage

When same-sex marriage was introduced across all 50 states last year, there was an exception for Native American nations who live within the United States, recognising their autonomy. However, the Cherokee and Navajos nations, the two largest in the country, have now over-turned their own ban on same-sex marriages which was enacted in 2004. The […]

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South Australia passes historic Relationships Register Bill

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A Bill introduced in September by Katrine Hildyard MP has been approved by the South Australia Council and offers many of the rights to same-sex couples that were previously only available to heterosexual married couples. The Bill also legally recognises same-sex marriages that took place overseas. Katrine raised the bill in response to the tragic […]

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Gay man attacked by Trump supporters

A gay man from Calgary has reported that he was attacked by supporters of President Elect Donald Trump on election night. Chris Ball was watching the results come in at a bar in South California and as the evening went on, the atmosphere in the bar became tense. Chris says that before long, some of […]

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Sports Minister criticises FA boss’s views on gay players

The Sports Minister Tracey Crough has commented that gay footballers should have more encouragement and support to come out. Her announcement comes in the wake of FA chairman Greg Clarke’s comments in which he recommended against any player coming out at the moment. His comments were raised in the Commons by SNP MP Hannah Bardell […]

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Exciting Plans for Exeter Pride 2017

EXCITING plans are being made for Exeter Pride on Saturday, May 13, 2017. It will be the biggest free celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) communities in the county of Devon – and is one of the first in the UK summer calendar of similar such events. The ninth annual event will […]

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Unfairly convicted gay men to get pardon

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Gay men in England and Wales who were convicted of now-abolished sexual offences will receive an official pardon, the government has announced. There are currently thousands of men in the UK who were convicted under laws which made consensual same-sex acts illegal, even though they are perfectly legal today. The un-equal age of consent and […]

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Pope welcomes homosexuals, but dismisses LGBT issues in education

Pope Francis has continued to surprise the Catholic world by calling for homosexuals and transsexuals to be accepted and embraced by the Church. However, he did add that he is strongly opposed to schools promoting or endorsing such tendencies. The official line from the Vatican is that homosexual acts are sinful but homosexuality as an orientation […]

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More LGBT adopters and foster carers needed in Britain

LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week starts on 6th March

More LGBT adopters and foster carers are needed in 2017 to provide loving homes for children in Britain, according to […]

Review: Wonderland at New Theatre Oxford

Wonderland is at New Theatre Oxford until 25th February.

Sam Bennett In Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland, Alice (Rachael Wooding) lives in “the real world”. She’s 40 and her husband has […]

Appeal denies CPs to heterosexual couples

An appeal has ruled that civil partnerships will not be extended to heterosexual couples. The ruling was after an appeal […]

Royal Vauxhall Tavern granted sui generis status

Following a huge effort from RVT Future and the wider LGBTQ+ community last summer – including the submission of 600+ […]

Rainbow flags raised across the UK

Rainbow flags have appeared all over the UK to herald the start of LGBT History Month. Colleges across Oxford and […]

Lloyds named best employer for LGBT+

Lloyds Banking Group has been named the most inclusive employer in Britain by lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) charity […]